For us the 4WD journey through the narrow mountain pass was adventure enough in itself so we skipped the paragliding option and enjoyed the still spectacular view down to the bay from our luxury vehicle instead of from a harness under a floating tent. To be fair, we did see many other guests take this option and it looked like a lot of fun and certainly rather more professionally set up than our previous paragliding experience in the Colombian countryside…but that’s another story.
Our instant feeling on arrival was “this is our kind of property” and our love of the place only grew through our stay. Barefoot luxury is the now oft used phrase to describe a place like this. Buildings are naturally styled to blend in to the environment and aside from the glimmering private pools (present for all rooms) you can see the design is to replicate a typical Omani village.
Privacy and spaceThe 81 stand-alone villas are scattered over a large area and once inside feel very private and spacious. The rustic nature of the interiors with their stone floors and aged wooden adornments is supplemented with rope door handles and a private courtyard with a sand floor. Each pool is infinity edged and well sized at around 20+ sq mtre and hidden from prying eyes with a bamboo fence.
|Our private pool and a background of rugged mountains|
|Stone floors, natural materials, rustic space and privacy|
The 15 Beachfront Pool Villas have the advantage that you can open up the front of your courtyard for direct views and access to the ocean, which virtually laps at your door come high tide. The upgrade cost of around US$400 per night (depending on season) is significant but one which many will consider worth paying for such a view. For those happy to rise early, we can happily recommend a 5am start (perhaps just once during your stay) to see the sun rising from the ocean directly in front of you.
|Sunrise from the sea in front of your villa|
From meditation to levitation....
For our earth...
Sensational dining experience
|Sense-on-the-Edge - roasted red pepper dish|
Who to stay
How to get to Six Senses Zighy Bay
90 minutes by car and 4WD from Dubai International Airport, 45 minutes from Ras Al Khaima
Select added value
1 bottle of wine in room. Complimentary upgrade, early checkin and late checkout if space is available.